Teens

Latest Edition of the Tween/Teen Newspaper

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Teen ONLY Hours in the Teen Space:

Monday-Friday: 3PM- closing
Saturday and Sunday: ALL DAY

(All others will be asked to move to a different location during these hours)

Customers of all ages are welcome to browse the collection during teen only hours, but we respectfully ask adults and younger children to use the seating and computers in other areas of the library in order to keep this a safe and fun space for those in grades 7-12.

Current Volunteer Event Sign-ups

Additional volunteer opportunities may be available through our events calendar. Use Keyword search "teen volunteer".

 

 

Volunteer Information

Next round of volunteer letters will cover January-May 15. Please note the change in normal schedule. Since school needs your hours by May 31st. Your letters will be ready for pickup the week of May 20th. All hours from May 15 through the end of school will be added to your summer volunteer letters.

 

Outside organizations that work with tween/teens (age requirements may apply, check with the individual organization):

Animal Welfare Association (AWA)
Battleship New Jersey

Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Color a Smile
Book Smiles - contact form for setting up your own book drive
Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter
Habitat for Humanity Youth Programs
Majoda Stables
Operation Yellow Ribbon - fill out contact form and the director responds quickly
Special Olympics of New Jersey
Volunteer Center of Burlington County
Volunteer Match
Wharton State Forrest

Adopt-a-shelf Volunteering

Are you interested in long-term volunteer hours? This is an opportunity for tweens and teens ages 10-17 (18 if you are still in senior year) to help the library maintain its collection. You will be responsible for:
-signing in and out for your shifts at the information desk
-managing a section of shelving, both fiction and non-fiction for a MINUMUM of 2 hours per month
-maintaining the appearance of your section (Clean, organize, "make pretty")
-signing out and in a duster

To receive a designated section, you MUST:

-pass a test which covers both alphabetical order and Dewey Decimal (numerical, including decimal places) order
-attend an in-person orientation
-be able to come in a MINIMUM or 2 times per month

The test and orientation are NOT eligible for volunteer hours. Registration is required via the events calendar. Test will be offered once a quarter on the following schedule: January, April, July, and October

Tween/Teen Volunteer Newspaper - THERE WILL BE NO NEWSPAPER MARCH 2024

The newspaper is being re-tooled and will be up and running again soon. A google form will be going out to current existing members for assistance.

Leadership Projects 

Note: Parents, please be advised that part of the leadership role includes your tween/teen reaching out to me independently. Please refer them to my email; thank you for your assistance!

Current Requests:
Teenage (age range 13-18) Take Home Craft Kits (60+ kits)
Tween (age range 8-12) Take Home Craft Kits (60+ kits)
Book Club - Host a general book club with 15-20 questions/talking points that can be used for any book
Thank you card-making events for active Military

Please contact Ms. Molly (mmorrison@mountlaurellibrary.org) with the following information:

Your full first and last name
Your Leadership Project idea (Think of something that you would like to share with your community)
What age group are you looking to serve? (Please be specific; ages 3-5, teens only, seniors, etc.)
Will your project require a room at the Library that needs to be reserved for either prep work or event presentation?
If you need a room, let me know whether days or evenings are better WITH 2-3 date and time options that are at least 2 weeks out.
Is this a group Leadership project? (all members taking equal share in the creation, process and execution of the project)
A supplies list (if your project requires one)
All other details will be worked out individually. Thank you so much for your patience!
If your project requires more than 1 day, please limit your series to 3 sessions to make room for other students' projects.